On This Day

September 1964 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 SF Giants reliever Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese-born player to appear in US MLB; on debut, the Osuki native throws a scoreless inning in a 4-1 loss v New York Mets
  • Sep 12 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½"

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 13 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 for his 3rd Grand Slam title of the year

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her 3rd US singles title; dominates American Carole Graebner 6-1, 6-0

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 20 20th America's Cup yachting: Eric Ridder skippered Constellation beats English challenger Sovereign for a 4-0 American series sweep off Newport, RI
  • Sep 26 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
  • Sep 27 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
  • Sep 27 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
  • Sep 28 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,188 NHL games; 3 x time All Star 1984, 88, 92), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Sep 3 Ernest Givins, American NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers; Pro Bowl 1990, 92), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Sep 4 Tomas Sandstrom, Swedish NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998), born in Jakobstad, Finland
  • Sep 5 Frank Farina, Australian footballer, born in Darwin, Australia
  • Sep 8 Steffan Peters, German equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996, 2016), born in Wesel, Germany
  • Sep 9 Willie Broughton, American NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Sep 10 Peter Vogler, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 10 Tim Harris, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sep 11 Ellis Burks, American baseball outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Sep 11 Eric Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Sep 12 Dieter Hecking, German football player and manager, born in Castrop-Rauxel, West Germany
  • Sep 13 Peter Remie, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • Sep 14 Kurt Gouveia, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 15 Andrew Landenberger, Australian tornado sailor (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Sep 17 Karen Straker, horse show jumper
  • Sep 19 Bob Papa, American sportscaster (NBC Sports), born in Dumont, New Jersey
  • Sep 21 Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC)
  • Sep 21 Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 23 Diane Dixon, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 23 Leon Meijs, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Sep 23 Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer
  • Sep 24 Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Sep 25 Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 26 Bobby Joe Edmonds, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Nashville, Tennessee,
  • Sep 26 Dave Martinez, American baseball outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 26 Derek Ho, American surfer (World C'ship 1993; Hawaiian Triple Crown 1984, 86, 88, 90), born in Kailua, Hawaii (d. 2020)
  • Sep 28 Paul Jewell, English football manager
  • Sep 29 Brad Lohaus, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)
  • Sep 29 John Tucker, Windsor, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Sep 30 Michael McKay, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 15 Robert Dower, South African cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9), dies at 88